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      Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.)  Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching.  She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:

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      Adar 6, 5769, 3/2/2009

      Why Are People So Surprised?

      Honestly, I'd feel safer with Bibi in the opposition. That's where he'd act more "Right."
      FYI, the reason I haven't been blogging here recently is totally technical. The "log in" 's I had been given weren't working... all of a sudden. Now I finally made contact with the tech person, who gave me yet another way to log in.

      When I wrote/composed the title I was thinking of Bibi Netanyahu's quest to form a Center, not Right wing coalition, but when I clicked the Jerusalem Post I saw a picture of a livingroom in Ashkelon destroyed by Arab-terrorist launched rockets. We shouldn't be surprised by that either.
      The recent war/operation/campaign was just "show." It didn't finish the job. It was like a cancer operation which only took out some of the tumor and then didn't treat the patient with the most aggressive chemotherapy, radiation etc. Aspirin and antibiotics don't work against cancer and food and medical aid don't work against terrorists.
      Back to Bibi... Last August at the International Jewish Blogger Convention I saw, heard and photographed him predicting, promising, to do what he is doing now, make every effort to form a Centrist coalition and woo back former Likudniks from Kadima. During the campaign there were many hints that he'd give Ehud Barak, former Reign of Terror, Prime Minister, the Defense portfolio.
      Honestly, I'd feel safer with Bibi in the opposition. That's where he'd act more "Right."